Mallowdale Pike MemorialToday we met up with Matt from My Pennines for a walk up to Mallowdale Pike, from High Salter.

There was a fair bit of low cloud around but the forecast was for it to clear. It held out whilst we made a detour to an unnamed tarn east of Mallowdale Pike. We have decided to name this simply Mallowdale Tarn.

We made our way up Mallowdale Pike along a line of grouse butts. The weather got progressively worse and by the time we were at Mallowdale Pike Memorial we could barely see where we were going. A stark reminder to be fully equipped, especially with a map and compass.

Even the land owner from High Salter stopped us on a shooter’s track because he had lost someone. We wondered if we might be seeing a search helicopter but a while later he drove back to us to let us know he had found him.

We made our way over the River Roeburn and joined Salter Road. Here we made a slight detour to Hawkshead and then walked back along Salter Road to High Salter.

The Salter Fell track, which was a Roman road, was  apparently described by Wainwright as ‘the finest moorland walk in Britain’.

Grade Medium
Distance 7.9 miles
Time 4 hrs
Low Point About 200 metres
High Point 433 metres (Mallowdale Pike top)
Terrain Fields/fells, tracks
Bogs Quite boggy in some places
Dogs No dog with me but think it’s ok for dogs (on leads)
Estimated Calories burned 750 calories

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